Sometimes we meet our equals -- or our superiors -- in situations where we'd rather not. Perhaps a child is more intelligent than his or her parents. Perhaps a student is more ambitious and insightful than his or her teacher. Sometimes we meet people who we are supposed to teach -- and yet we are sure that there is more that they can teach us than we can teach them. This is the situation for John the Baptist when Jesus comes to him and asks for baptism. John is not worthy. And yet, someone has to baptize the Lord.